Yesterday's painting party was a smashing success, by my standards, and I think everyone had a good time while putting in a lot of work, too. We only got one room actually painted (and I think it needs a second coat), but another room is primed and ready to go, and that's the majority of the work. They also weeded my front yard. Bless their little horrified-gardener hearts. It was pretty bad. I don't think they could stand to leave it alone if they tried.
I now have a favorite bucket -- the grey 5-gallon I purchased at Lowe's released the dried latex in big strips as I cleaned it. We weren't very diligent about cleaning up, so it was awesome to see some paint come off of something so easily. Awesome!
Here's the situation:
This is one corner of my dining room.
It appears to be a phone jack with an outside power source, namely, an outlet. The wires are very old, and when I tried to pick up the plug the wires fell off.
Question: any objections to just taking it out? I don't use the phone company anymore, so I don't know if it works, but I doubt it. I don't think the past owners used it, and I don't plan on using it. And by the time I'm trying to sell it, no one will have anything but cell phones anymore anyway (hopefully, right?) This is the only phone jack I know of in the house.
What think ye? Objections? Alternate solutions?